Ashley Topps

Consultant Breast Surgeon

GMC Number: 6129924

Mr Ashley Topps is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. As a specialist breast surgeon with a NHS practice dealing exclusively with patients who require breast surgery, he has built up considerable experience and uses the latest techniques in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery.

Mr Topps graduated from Cambridge University and then University College London. He trained extensively in general surgery before focusing the latter part of his training on oncoplastic breast surgery. This included a fellowship at the Nightingale Centre, one of the most prestigious breast units in the country. He has a master’s degree in oncoplastic breast surgery – Europe’s highest qualification for oncoplastic breast surgeons.

Within his NHS practice he has a specialist role in ensuring that the highest standards of care are delivered based on the best evidence and this is something that he prides himself on when treating all his patients. He is an award winning teacher and through various roles is actively involved in training the next generation of surgeons. He has multiple peer reviewed publications in the field of breast surgery and has presented his work internationally. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences to share his expertise.

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Professional Experience

  • Oncoplastic Fellow, University Hospital South Manchester
  • Breast Surgery, East Lancashire Hospitals
  • Breast Surgery, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
  • Breast Surgery, North Manchester General Hospital
  • Colorectal Surgery, Royal Oldham Hospital
  • Breast Surgery, University Hospital South Manchester
  • Vascular Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Upper GI Surgery, Stepping Hill Hospital
  • Colorectal Surgery, Stepping Hill Hospital
  • Breast Surgery, Stepping Hill Hospital
  • Colorectal Surgery, Stepping Hill Hospital
  • Colorectal Surgery, Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Colorectal Surgery, Salford Royal Hospital
  • Orthopaedics, Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Intensive Care, Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Vascular Surgery, Royal Bolton Hospital


  • Merit – MS Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (Overall Performance) - University of East Anglia
  • Distinction – MS Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (Research Dissertation) – University of East Anglia
  • Distinction – MS Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (Management Module) – University of East Anglia
  • Distinction - PGCE (Teaching and Learning Module) - Edge Hill University
  • Amulree Elective Award (Plastic Surgery) – UCL Medical School - £500 Award for plastic surgery project


  • MS (Oncoplastic Breast Surgery) - University of East Anglia
  • PGCert (Medical Education) - Edge Hill UniversitY
  • FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • MBBS - University College London Medical School
  • BA (Hons) Physiology - St.Catharine’s College, Cambridge University - (Converted to MA in 2006)

Procedures Performed

Practicing Privileges

  • First Trust Hospital
  • Pall Mall Hospital

Beyond the operating theatre

Beyond the theatre, Mr Topps is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing tennis and rugby.  He is not afraid to admit that he enjoys spending time with Toby, his pet Burmese cat.

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